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Madison (Wis.) Board Recommends Big Property Tax Hike

Madison School District property taxes for 2013 could increase 7.4 percent under budget recommendations being presented Monday to the Madison School Board.

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In Efforts to Improve Safety, Mental-Health Counseling Lags in Florida

More than 130 police officers and deputies roam the halls of Orange County's 184 public schools, a visible reminder of efforts to make schools safer. But the same schools share only 44 social workers. That's about one for every 4,150 students, well over the one-to-250 ratio recommended by the School Social Work Association of America.

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New York City Schools Chancellor Vows to Keep Going Full Throttle

The leader of the world’s largest public education system says he’ll fight for change until his last day on the job. Two years to the day after city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott officially took over the Education Department, the “boy from Queens” promised to keep pushing the reforms that have defined the Bloomberg administration.

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New Report Card System Tougher on Ohio Schools

A look at Ohio’s new A-F report card system, slated to be rolled out in August, shows many school districts score poorly in areas such as closing achievement gaps between students — one of the new graded measures.

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Schools Reopen in Texas Town Rocked by Explosion

A tiny Texas town shaken by tragedy took a major step toward normalcy Monday as hundreds of students went back to school days after a fertilizer plant explosion leveled homes and killed at least 14 people.

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West Virginia Eighth Grader Charged after Wearing NRA T-Shirt to School

A West Virginia student was charged with causing a disruption at a middle school when he refused to remove a T-shirt that displayed the National Rifle Association’s logo and hunting rifle. Jared Marcum, 14, said the shirt did not violate Logan Middle School’s dress code policy.

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Boston Schools Brace for Questions, Tears Over Bombings

School officials said they are trying to be as prepared as possible to help children and staff after an emotional week off.

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CEE Introduces K-12 National Standards for Financial Literacy

These standards provide the basis of student assessment, for curriculum development, and for the development and correlation of personal finance to existing and new lessons and other teaching materials.

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One Call Now Chosen as Charter Advantage Partner

One Call Now is a Pearson ISV (Independent Software Vendor) partner for their student information system, PowerSchool. Schools already using the Pearson suite of educational technology solutions can easily add One Call Now as their notification services provider.

Hayward (Calif.) Superintendent Named Top Candidate for Berkeley Position

The school board has named Hayward USD Superintendent Donald Evans as its only finalist in a search to fill the top job in Berkeley.

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